Unnamed occurrence (Inmachuk River)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Lead

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10001897
MRDS ID A012724
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed occurrence (Inmachuk River)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -163.30341, 65.89936 (WGS84)
Relative position This occurrence is supposed to be on the left limit of the Inmachuk River, on the ridge between Inmachuk River and Collins Creek. The location is very approximate and unconfirmed. It is locality 6 of Cobb (1972; MF 417; 1975; OFR 75-429).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Lead Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Galena Ore
Limonite Gangue
Magnetite Gangue
Pyrite Gangue


  • (Local) A gossanous, limonitic cap is reportedly developed.

Nearby scientific data

(1) -163.30341, 65.89936

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Mertie (1919) described a sample said to be from this occurrence as containing galena, magnetite, limonite, and pyrite. The galena was supposedly argentiferous. The gossanous character of the occurrence was reported by Anderson (1947), but its location and nature have not been confirmed. Bedrock of the area is a metasedimentary schist and marble sequence of Lower Paleozoic age (Till and others, 1986).
  • Age = Unknown

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Fairhaven

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Anderson (1947) reports that some development work has taken place; surface prospecting pits are most likely.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A012724
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BN058

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Anderson, Eskil, 1947, Mineral occurrences other than gold deposits in northwestern Alaska: Alaska Territorial Division of Mines Pamphlet 5-R, 48 p.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1975, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-429, 123 p.

  • Deposit

    Till, A.B., Dumoulin, J.A., Gamble, B. ., Kaufman, D.S., and Carroll, P.I., 1986, Preliminary geologic map and fossil data, Soloman, Bendeleben, and southern Kotzebue quadrangles, Seward Peninsula, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-276, 10 p., 3 plates, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Bendeleben quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-417, 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Mertie, J.B., Jr., 1918, Lode mining and prospecting on Seward Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 662-H, p. 425-449.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb, 1975 (OFR 75-429)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Galena in metasedimentary rocks; epigenetic (?); stratiform (?)
Deposit Other Comments = All references to this site are from secondary sources and the site was not visited by USGS personnel during 1982 field work in the area.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-MAR-1999 Travis L. Hudson Applied Geology